Speedo cable replacement

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Re: Speedo cable replacement

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johninleeds wrote:I'm guessing if I replace the cable I'll be stuck with doing km -> m conversions in my head!

Haha - a useful side effect. Rest assured - changing the speedo cable won't change that handy relationship. All it does is deliver wheel rotations to the speedo head - there's no gearing inside the speedo cable. If your speedo needle bounces due to the inner cable binding against the outer sheath, then a new cable will fix it without changing anything else.
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I know this is an old post but I just wanted to say a big thank you to ItchyFeet as this is a brilliant post. The pictures are really helpful.

My speedo was all over the place and just stopped last week just before my MOT was due!

I decided to replace the speedo and the hub grease cap as the hole looked very worn.

It took me 3 hours to do but thats mainly because i kept popping back indoors to read this post and look at the pictures for each stage.

I now have a very smooth speedo. Thanks ItchyFeet
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chriscburgess wrote:I know this is an old post but I just wanted to say a big thank you to ItchyFeet as this is a brilliant post. The pictures are really helpful.

My speedo was all over the place and just stopped last week just before my MOT was due!

I decided to replace the speedo and the hub grease cap as the hole looked very worn.

It took me 3 hours to do but thats mainly because i kept popping back indoors to read this post and look at the pictures for each stage.

I now have a very smooth speedo. Thanks ItchyFeet

Thanks, makes it worth while when others find it helpful :ok

I only hope you didn't oil the cable as I think it may contribute to bounce later, really need to grease the cable ( just edited that bit above ^^^)
I got bounce a while after fitting this cable, It's a long thread so I skipped to the important bit
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Re: Speedo cable replacement

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itchyfeet wrote:
chriscburgess wrote:I know this is an old post but I just wanted to say a big thank you to ItchyFeet as this is a brilliant post. The pictures are really helpful.

My speedo was all over the place and just stopped last week just before my MOT was due!

I decided to replace the speedo and the hub grease cap as the hole looked very worn.

It took me 3 hours to do but thats mainly because i kept popping back indoors to read this post and look at the pictures for each stage.

I now have a very smooth speedo. Thanks ItchyFeet

Thanks, makes it worth while when others find it helpful :ok

I only hope you didn't oil the cable as I think it may contribute to bounce later, really need to grease the cable ( just edited that bit above ^^^)
I got bounce a while after fitting this cable, It's a long thread so I skipped to the important bit
http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... 0#p8227501" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bugger! I oiled it as that is what a lot of the posts said. Oh well, ill just have to wait and see............
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Thanks Itchyfeet, followed your pictorial guide and got mine changed today, didn't oil mine though just plenty of grease in the hub. Much appreciated for pictures as they paint a better overall picture. :ok
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Re: Speedo cable replacement

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Thanks for the useful guidance. I've managed to replace the run the new cable and had no issues at the hub end. I can't for the life of me get the cable to clip into the clock. It doesn't seem to want to go far enough on so that it can click. I've tried from a few different angles and used a fair bit of force. I don't want to push too hard and risk breaking it. The clip on the new cable (from Just Kampers) looks identical to the old cable.

Has anyone experienced this and have any tips?

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Best way I done it was to remove the screws holding the instrument panel down and fit the speedo cable on first before anything else that way you get more access instead of it being bolted in and trying to get your hand in enough to push it on.
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stum1ller wrote:Thanks for the useful guidance. I've managed to replace the run the new cable and had no issues at the hub end. I can't for the life of me get the cable to clip into the clock. It doesn't seem to want to go far enough on so that it can click. I've tried from a few different angles and used a fair bit of force. I don't want to push too hard and risk breaking it. The clip on the new cable (from Just Kampers) looks identical to the old cable.

Has anyone experienced this and have any tips?
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